Man held after siren, blue light seized

2012-12-02 21:04

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested in Muldersdrift in possession of two pistols, a blue light, a siren, and a suspected stolen car, Gauteng police say.

Spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said: "We believe that the arrest of the man on Saturday may solve several violent crimes such as murder, hijacking and house robberies in the area and other areas in the province."

The 33-year-old was arrested when two pistols with their serial numbers removed were found in a bag in his room in a lodge, he said.

"His car was also searched and a blue light [and] siren were seized.

"The vehicle's identification particulars had been tampered with and it is suspected that the vehicle is stolen."

Dlamini said five robbers shot dead one person and wounded another in a robbery on a plot in Muldersdrift on Friday night.

The robbers took a cellphone and R400 and ran away, he said.

"The man has not yet been linked to this incident, but police will work around the clock to identify the responsible criminals," he said.

The man will appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-12-02 21:23

    Thanks saps we always complain but if needs be shoot to kill. Am damn tired with this crime or hand them to community justice!

  • ricardodacosta - 2012-12-02 21:30

    I'd rather see the community deal with them. Our domestic worker relayed a story of how it costs R3000 for a suspect to be released from the Honeydew police station. Her neighbor's son was released this way after being arrested for housebreaking.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-02 21:31

    Smoking gun, put him away.

  • Ross.Sephton - 2012-12-03 01:37

    Persons life is worth R400 and a mobile phone?? Where does it end....

      Todd Smith - 2013-07-17 14:43

      That's just what I was thinking, very sad indeed.

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-12-03 05:03

    Give him a life sentence,then he will confers other crimes.

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-12-03 05:13

    Disgusting that such things can happen but he will be out on bail very soon and just carry on again with his crime!

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-12-03 06:04

    Dockets will be lost for an undisclosed sum of money. One thing is for sure. Docket value greater than a cell phone and R400. Any bets ?

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-12-03 08:33

    No bail for this criminal.

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2012-12-03 08:42

    In any case corruption and abuse of power is so rampant in the SAPS that they also go about with sirens blaring and blue lights on for no apparent reasons that very few motorists have any regards or respects for the SAPS.

  • kabelo.k.monageng - 2012-12-03 08:50

    Such criminals should be handed over to the community!!They will be taught a proper lesson

  • tshihwilili - 2012-12-03 09:07

    Wells done SAPS!

  • tshihwilili - 2012-12-03 09:07

    Well done SAPS!

  • celc.cjm - 2012-12-03 13:17

    H must hv a nys holday in jail

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